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Adam Alter

Adam Alter

Adam Alter joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Marketing with an affiliated appointment in NYU’s Psychology Department in July 2009.

Professor Alter’s research focuses on judgment and decision-making and social psychology, with a particular interest in understanding the sometimes surprising effects on human cognition and behavior of subtle cues in the environment. His research has been published in Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Professor Alter’s studies have been featured on CNBC, PBS and BBC Radio, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, and Newsweek.

Professor Alter received his B.Sc. (Honors Class 1, University Medal) in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, where he held the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Dissertation Fellowship and a Fellowship in the Woodrow Wilson Society of Scholars.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Adam Alter
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
New York University, Tisch Hall
40 West 4th Street
New York, New York 10012
United States

  • Work: (212) 998-0142
  • Home: (609) 258-5292
  • Fax: (212) 995-4006

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